Friday, March 12, 2010

Elijah and the Lion: 30 Months

I realized this morning that I never posted the lion pictures I promised you a month ago. Oops.
I bought this gigantic stuffed lion with some gift money when Elijah was just a couple of months old, stealing a friend's idea to take Elijah's picture with it every so often as he grows up. We took monthly pictures the first year, then about every three months the second year, and now we're down to every six months. Since he turned two and a half in February, it was time for new pictures with "Wonnie." The lion doesn't actually have a name; "wonnie" is just how Elijah mangles the word "lion"--but I think it's so adorable that we'll probably forever call this lion "Wonnie."
This round of lion photos was a pleasant surprise after the last several photo shoots. For a while there it was a crazy wrestling match trying to get a good picture in between keeping Elijah from climbing all over the couch or simply getting down and running away. Suddenly this time he sat still and grinned at the camera on command! Wow!
So without further ado, here's my little man with his lion.

...And if you want to see how he's grown, here's an old post with photos from 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15 months.


Anna said...

What a cute idea! He's adorable! :)

Danielle said...

He looks so big with that short hair!

Jessie Rae said...

O my gosh! He is SO CUTE!!!!

admin said...

Beautiful picture! I love the lighting- so natural, so effortless! You are really talented, Amy! (oh and I guess it doesn't hurt that your model is gorgeous!)